[tor-relays] Discounts/Free Trials on BSD instances to promote BSD relays?

Conrad Rockenhaus conrad at rockenhaus.com
Thu Jul 19 08:49:10 UTC 2018

Thank you for letting me know, I will look into this! I greatly
appreciate the tip.

On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 9:03 PM, Alejandro Andreu
<contact at alejandroandr.eu> wrote:
> Hi,
> For automating the setup please consider using `gibson`[1], an effort made
> by the folks at Emerald Onion to better manage a Tor relay through a set of
> shell scripts. It's still in development, but just as you do, they run
> everything in BSD boxes.
> Cheers!
> [1]: https://emeraldonion.org/introducing-gibson/
> -------- Original Message --------
> On Jul 19, 2018, 09:34, Conrad Rockenhaus < conrad at rockenhaus.com> wrote:
> Howdy,
> So, anyway, I was previously more active, but I decided on a midlife
> career change and was on a training path to become a Physician
> Assistant. Then I was hit by a drunk driver. Now I had to drop out of
> the program for the next year at least, if at all, so I'm going back
> to working IT. That's the sob story.
> I like BSD, primarily FreeBSD (please flame me about how my relays
> aren't secure later :P) and like promoting the use of it. I have
> excess capacity on dedicated servers that I personally pay for that
> are used to host portions of a very popular Wiki based Satire/Dark
> Humor website. Some of that capacity is already going to Tor. On the
> servers that have address space SWIPed to me, I would like to resell
> that capacity specifically to host BSD based Tor relays, exits,
> bridges, and hidden services. Right now I'm working on infrastructure
> and a website and trying to somewhat automate things.
> The question I would like to ask, and honestly, I'm not trying to
> generate customers, I honestly believe that if a Linux user actually
> logs into a BSD box for the first time and sees the beauty and grace
> that the differences between BSD and Linux are that they would want to
> switch their own personal relay. I'm a firm believer of this. I know
> there's some hardcore Linux fans out there and that's fine, there's a
> legion of BSD fans too :).
> To the point - would it be fair to network stability to offer a week
> long free trial to run a tor instance, well, that is if that's what
> the user hopefully runs? Would such a model even have an affect on
> increasing the number of BSD instances we have on Tor presently?
> And again, per a suggestion in a previous email chain that I was
> involved in, I setup my ARIN and RIPE ids, and my providers have
> SWIPed the address spaces to me so any and all abuse complaints will
> be coming to me for the address spaces for now on.
> Thanks,
> Conrad
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